Month: November 2018

Considering Kratom: What to Know Before You Buy

Before you buy Kratom, you should have some knowledge about the many strains and their different characteristics as well as the various forms it is sold in. Getting the most out of your Kratom will depend on the symptoms you are trying to treat.


Kratom 101

Kratom is a 100% natural supplement that is being rediscovered in today’s world. This plant derivative has been used for centuries to treat various symptoms such as low energy, depression, pain and anxiety.

However, if you are going to try Kratom, you need to know something about it.

Choosing a Strain:

Kratom originates from Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia and each region produces plants of different strains. The potency and effects of each strain (Red-Vein, White-Vein and Green-Vein) depends on the color of the veins of the leaf of the plant. Each color has distinctly unique characteristics and will produce different effects on the body when consumed:

 Red-Vein (sedating calming) Strains: These strains will give you energy, make you more focused and productive and provide a general sense of well-being

 White-Vein (stimulating, pain relief) Strains: This will help relieve anxiety, help you to feel calm


 Green-Vein (somewhere-in-the-middle) Strains: This is the most popular strain among new users. It offers a general feeling of well-being and the ability to “try out” the other strains by going up or down on the dose.

Which Form to Buy?

Kratom can be purchased in one of three forms:


 Crushed Leaves- It is sometimes chewed, but that provides the minimum results. If you don’t mind the taste, you can brew the leaves for an herbal tea. Most of the time it is crushed up and added to drinks or foods for easier palatability.

 Powder-It may be a bit more expensive in this form since preparing it requires labor and work, but it is the most convenient form. It is easy to measure, change the dosage and it provides the quickest results as it can be immediately absorbed by the stomach lining.


 Capsule-This is a popular way to ingest Kratom for newcomers, as it is most convenient and it masks the taste, but there are a few other downsides to buying Kratom this way: it will be the most expensive form to buy, it’s harder to change the dosage and it takes the longest amount of time to be absorbed into the bloodstream, which delays the effects.

Final Words of Advice:

Shop around and look for a reputable seller. Read online reviews and read up a bit on what’s available for sale before you buy. Decide which strains will provide the maximum effects that you seek. To get the most for your money, check to see how many doses you will get from each purchase by comparing the price according to the potency, dosage and form.

4 Key Considerations when Buying a Wireless Adapter

If you would like to enjoy the convenience of Wi-Fi connections, you must invest in a quality wireless adapter. Unfortunately, finding a quality wireless adapter that matches your individual needs requires a deeper understanding of how Wi-Fi adapters work and what separates them from one another. Although all Wi-Fi adapters serve the same role of helping you connect without the use of wires, it is important to understand that they also have some differences that range from their design to specifications.

Factors and traits that vary in wireless adapters

1. Computer connection

The first decision that you should make when buying the best Wi-Fi adapter is whether you would want a PCI or a USB Wi-Fi adapter. When making your decision on the best type of an adapter, you should consider convenience and performance. USB Wi-Fi adapters are easy to install as they are plug and play devices but PCI adapters require a bit of technical know-how to install as they are installed internally. The PCI Wi-Fi adapters were considered more powerful in terms of performance but the introduction of USB 3.0 has evened the performance issue. If your computer has few USB ports requiring you to detach some devices to use others, you may find PCI adapters more convenient.

2. Wireless Protocol

Although several Wi-Fi protocols exist, the leading two technologies you will likely encounter are the 802.11ac and 802.11n. The differences between these two protocols are transfer speed and frequency. The 802.11ac is the latest protocol and it is designed to work with faster internet connection opportunities offered by recent upgrades such as fiber connectivity. They support the transfer speed of up to 866 Mbit/s and frequency of 5 GHz. On the other hand, then protocol supports two speeds of 150 and 300 Mbit/s and frequency of 2.4 GHz. When choosing the ideal protocol, you should consider the speed of your connection with the aim of matching the speed of your router to that of your adapter for reliability.

3. Operating Wi-Fi Frequency

In addition to the connectivity speed, it is important to note that different frequencies have different strengths and shortcomings. Although an adapter with 5.0GHz guarantees speed when paired with an ac protocol adapter, it is not ideal over a long distance. For example, if you would like to use Wi-Fi from across your home, you may find an adapter with 2.4 GHz more functional. Therefore, the 5.0 GHz protocol is ideal for short distance use while 2.4 GHz is best suited for use in a home with a lot of walls.

4. Build Quality and Size

If you go for a USB unit, you should ensure that it can withstand the normal knocks and accidental falls that will likely happen. You should also ensure that the device will not block other USB ports on your computer.


Wireless adapters come in a wide array of sizes, designs, and specifications. It is always helpful to read reviews of users to find the device that is most applicable to your needs. If you go for PCI adapters, you should also consider the antenna.